It can be difficult sometimes when switching to a proper diet or even knowing what a proper diet is, especially with a new “diet” coming out every month or so. However, there are general guidelines to health that have withstood the “latest craze” year after year.
The first time-tested tip is that you must eat your fruits and vegetables. Now, I understand that not everyone enjoys the taste of vegetables, but there are now ways to get them without the “undesirable” taste, such as green smoothies and juices with fruit added to mask the flavor. For those who like their veggies, raw is typically known as the “best” way, but steamed and oven-roasted veggies are great as well. Fruits can simply be added to oatmeal, cereal, and even salads to help meet daily requirements if plain is considered “too boring”.
The other tip is that you must stay adequately hydrated. Water is a must, but herbal teas are also acceptable when trying to meet daily requirements. Eight 8-ounce glasses (64 ounces) is the generic recommended daily amount, but more is usually encouraged, especially if you tend to sweat a lot during your daily activity. Hydration will help your body function better and keep your skin looking clearer and younger.
Guideline number three is to cut back on refined and processed foods. They are generally stripped of the nutrients that your body needs to function properly and contain extra sodium and sugar that can cause you to gain weight.
By following these simple guidelines, you can be on the right track towards a healthier lifestyle. You will feel better, be more energetic, and even look better!